Cardiff

National Indoor Athletics Centre

Sports Facilities Management
University of Wales Institute Cardiff
Cyncoed Road
CARDIFF
CF23 6XD

Telephone: 029 2041 6777
Fax: 029 2041 6737

Email:
Website: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/sspr/academies/athletics/niac.asp

Type: Synthetic, 200m, 4 lanes, 8 lane straight

Authority:
Ceremonial County: Cardiff

NUTS Name: Cardiff

Electronic Map Links:
Multimap 1:10,000 (Street Level)
Multimap 1:25,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:50,000 (Area Level)
Multimap 1:100,000 (Road Level)
Multimap 1:200,000 (Road Level)
Streetmap (Street Level)
Streetmap (Area Level)
Streetmap (Road Map)

OS National Grid Reference: ST 196798
National Grid Reference: 319600, 179800

Paper Maps:
A-Z Cardiff & Newport 3C 22
A-Z Cardiff Premier 10W
OS Explorer Map: 151
Red Book Cardiff 18 D3

Train: Heath High Level, Heath Low Level, Cardiff Central (3.5M)

Opening Times: Mon-Sun 0830-2200 but ring in advance to check as access to certain areas restricted at certain times
Is track locked/unavailable for casual use at other times: Yes
Charges: Adult 2.60, Junior 1.95. There is also a membership scheme - contact track for further details.

Track Diagram: Not available
Field Event Facilities:

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Full - includes nets for all throws
S/C Water Jump: None

Changing: Full
Floodlights: Yes
Seating: 690 covered

Track Certification: Full - valid until 31st Dec 2004

Clubs: Cardiff Metropolitan University, DSW Para Academy

Pictures: Please browse the selection here.

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Other Info:

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The track cost 7M to build and was funded with the aid of a 5.6M grant from the Sports Council for Wales' SPORTLOT Fund. The first meeting took place here on 23rd January 2000 and the track was officially opened on 27th January 2000 by Colin Jackson, Jamie Baulch and the Mayor of Cardiff. The first use of the track was however on 22nd January when there was an elite U17 & U15 Welsh squad training session. It has 4 complete lanes with an 8 lane 60m straight and also a 6 lane 120m straight which finishes outside the main arena. The track surface is Mondo Sportflex Super X Classic and it has hydraulic bends. There are also physiotherapy rooms and sports science labs. It is often referred to by the abbreviation NIAC. The track is adjacent to an outdoor one. Two of the track pictures are courtesy of Nigel Hetherington of the Athletics Association of Wales (AAW).

Last update: 14/05/2003

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